- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Paediatric respiratory medicine
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Anirban Maitra is currently employed as a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (Paediatric Pulmonologist) at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (Manchester University Hospitals), the largest single-site tertiary children’s hospital in the UK. He is the director of the Cystic Fibrosis unit (currently the largest in the country) and has been the lead for bronchiectasis and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Graduated from Calcutta Medical College, India, Asia’s second oldest medical school practicing European Medicine, he has been in the UK since 1997. He has been involved in the tertiary management of children with complicated respiratory problems for the past 17 years. He worked as a Research Fellow at the Bristol Children’s Hospital and had published widely in highly-rated academic journals (BMJ, Thorax, Clinical, and Experimental Allergy). He completed the much-coveted National Grid Training in Paediatric Respiratory medicine from the Sheffield Children’s hospital in 2009 and has been practicing as a Consultant since. He has worked as a Consultant at University Children’s Hospital at Leicester, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (Liverpool), and worked in tertiary institutions overseas before joining Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2015.
Respiratory problems in children are widely prevalent making it the most important reason for parents to consult a medical professional and Dr Maitra feels that the respiratory needs of children are often unmet. Detailed but focussed history, lung function testing, baseline allergy, immune investigations, and appropriate imaging (Chest X-Ray, High-Resolution CT scan) are some of the methods that Dr. Maitra judiciously employs to evaluate his patients to reach a diagnosis.
In addition to his clinical commitments, he is heavily involved in research and the teaching of undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and junior doctors. He has been a regular speaker at many national and international conferences. He lives in Worsley, Salford, and is happily married to Chandrani, an Information Scientist. The couple has a lovely daughter currently studying Molecular Bioengineering (MEng) at the Imperial College London. Both Dr. Maitra and his wife are committed to increasing awareness of respiratory ailments in the underprivileged areas of the world as their only daughter suffers from asthma and allergies. The couple is also trustees of Centre for Social Change and Development, a UK-registered charity that uses social technology to disseminate information to marginalised communities resident in the developing world.
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Areas of interest
Cough; asthma; wheeze; sleep medicine; snoring; lung function testing; flexible bronchoscopy; bronchiolitis; snoring; sleep disordered breathing; stridor; noisy breathing; cystic fibrosis; bronchiectasis; primary ciliary dyskinesia; tuberculosis; pneumonia; chest infections; other infections of the upper and lower respiratory tract; respiratory allergy and atopy; disorders of aerodigestive tract
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Moataz Abdelrahman Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Director of Cystic Fibrosis and Lead for PCD / Non CF Bronciectasis Services
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Epidemiology of respiratory illnesses
Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Spending time with the family
Listening to music
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
- Bengali - Fluent
- Bihari - Fluent
- Gujarati - Conversational
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
- Assamese - Conversational
Saint G L, Thomas M F, Thomas,, Abidin N Z, Langley R J, Brodlie M, McNamara P and NTM Collaborators Group. Treating nontuberculous mycobacteria in children with cystic fibrosis: a multicentre retrospective study. Arch Dis Childhood. October 2021
Horsley A R, Belcher J, Bayfield K, Bianco B, Cunningham S, Fullwood C, Jones A, Shawcross A, A Smith J A, Maitra A, Gilchrist F J. Longitudinal assessment of lung clearance index to monitor disease progression in children and adults with cystic fibrosis. Thorax June 2021
Mills R, Rautemaa-Richardson R, Wilkinson S, Patel L, Maitra A, Alex Horsley. Impact of airway Exophiala spp. on children with cystic fibrosis. J of Cystic Fibrosis March 25, 2021
Horsley A R, Alrumuh A, Bianco B, Bayfield K, Tomlinson J, Jones A, Maitra A, Cunningham S, Smith J, Fullwood C, Pandyan C, Gilchrist F J. Lung clearance index in healthy volunteers, measured using a novel portable system with a closed circuit wash-in. PLoS ONE 2020 15(2):e0229300.
Rosenfeld M, Wainwright C E, Higgins M, Wang L T, McKee C, , Campbell D, Tian S, Schneider J,
Cunningham S, Davies J C and the ARRIVAL Study group. Ivacaftor treatment of cystic fibrosis in children aged 12 to <24 months and with a CFTR gating mutation (ARRIVAL): a phase 3 single-arm study. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 July ; 6(7): 545–553.
Das S, Ray S K, Mukherjee M, Maitra A , Chatterjee K , Sen S. Epidemiology of admissions with respiratory illnesses: a single tertiary centre experience . Int J Contemp Pediatr. 2017 Mar;4(2):378-382.
Sherriff A, Maitra A, Ness AR, Mattocks C, Riddoch C, Reilly JJ, Paton JY and Henderson AJ. Association of duration of television viewing in early childhood with the subsequent development of asthma. Thorax 2009: 64; 321-325.
Maitra A, Sherriff A, Northstone K, Strachan D, Henderson AJ; ALSPAC Study Team. Maternal age of menarche is not associated with asthma or atopy in prepubertal children. Thorax2005: 60; 810 - 813.
Maitra A, Sherriff A, Strachan DP, ALSPAC Study Team and Henderson AJ. Mode of delivery is not associated with asthma or atopy in childhood. Clin Exp Allergy 2004: 34; 1349 –1355.
Maitra A, Sherriff A, Griffiths M, Henderson AJ, ALSPAC Study Team. Pertussis vaccination in infancy is not associated with asthma or allergy in later childhood - a birth cohort study. BMJ 2004: 328; 925 - 926.
Courses offered to GPs
Understanding cough and wheeze in children
New horizons in managing cystic fibrosis in the paediatric population
Aerosol therapy in asthma
- DCH University of Calcutta, India 1996
- FRCPCH (UK) Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London 2010
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians, London 1998
- MBBS University of Calcutta, India 1993
- MMedSci University of Keele, UK 2006
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